Once in Every Generation
Paperback, 5x8 in, 192 pages
Wheatmark, November 15, 2010
Eleven-year-old Angelina Mariano was a phenomenon that happens only once in every generation. Her spectacular singing voice was incomparable. But a traumatic incident created a debilitating phobia that destroyed any dream of pursuing her passion.
As an adult, Angelina teaches private voice lessons and takes on a student she recognizes as astonishing, one who possesses the career potential that eluded her. Lisa Forester is that student. Becoming her mentor and friend, she nourishes young Lisa's talent and instills that which escaped Angelina so long ago, the confidence to believe in her own abilities.
Unleashed, the young student's voice launches her on a meteoric rise to stardom. At the height of Lisa's career, however, a life-altering illness surfaces. Because of her love for Lisa, Angelina must now dig deep down inside of herself and face her own fears.
Relying on one another's strength, both women will learn to face their own challenges.
Once in Every Generation is a story of relationships, courage, and dreams interrupted.
About the Author
Lauren B. Grossman resides in Southern Arizona with her husband, two children, three dogs, and a desert tortoise. She earned a degree in theatre and has performed in, designed sets for, directed, and produced numerous productions. She has also earned awards for her short stories. Lauren was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in 1993.